Decorating with family finds

How to mix vintage treasures with your own upbeat style

Meg Mateo and her husband Marvin Ilasco
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Home decorating with vintage finds

"I love that when friends visit our home, they immediately get a sense of who we are—from pillows on the couch to the collections on the bookshelves,” Meg Mateo Ilasco says of the interior of her midcentury bungalow that was once devoid of personality.

Meg and her husband, Marvin, craved a home that reflected who they are—a designer and a scientist, both with Filipino heritage and an affinity for bold color. So, in a stroke of thrift and genius, Meg and Marvin raided their parents’ attics to uncover hidden treasures.

See how they mixed these family finds with their own upbeat style.

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